Best Bresslin' Pasta Casserole Done Cincinnati Style

Best Bresslin' Pasta Casserole Done Cincinnati Style


"This delicious casserole recipe has taken me a few years to perfect. This is a bit of a different twist to your average baked pasta casserole. Do not let the diverse list of ingredients fool you. Kids love it too! This freezes nicely."
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2 h servings 649 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 649 kcal
  • 32%
  • Fat:
  • 27.8 g
  • 43%
  • Carbs:
  • 60.2g
  • 19%
  • Protein:
  • 40.1 g
  • 80%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 107 mg
  • 36%
  • Sodium:
  • 381 mg
  • 15%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir the beef, onion, garlic, celery, and carrots in the hot oil until the vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes. While cooking, season with cinnamon, basil, oregano, salt, and pepper. Add the spinach, tomatoes, and 1/2 of the Cheddar cheese. Bring to a gentle boil; reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for 1 hour.
  2. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, stir in the macaroni and spaghetti, and return to a boil. Cook the pasta until not quite cooked through, about 5 minutes. Drain well in a colander set in the sink.
  4. Combine the drained pasta and the ground beef mixture in a large casserole dish. Top with the remaining Cheddar cheese. Cover the dish. Bake in the preheated oven until the cheese is completely melted, about 20 minutes.



Just way too much cinnamon taste for me... (or my family) Good base, but the cinnamon over-powered everything else.

Best Bresslin' Pasta Casserole Haiku: "Cinnamon no-no. I'm convinced it was 'teaspoons.' Otherwise would fail." So I made this as written, except there's no chance that it was supposed to call f...

I would recommend leaving out the cinnamon. We liked it other than that. Our family likes spicy food, I do reccomend adding some chili powder, crushed red peppers, or anything with a kick to it.